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Physics: Books

This guide is a starting point for research in the field of Physics. Resources include database recommendations, reference selections, catalog search tips, and internet resources.

Call Numbers for Physics

The AU Libray uses Libray of Congress Classification to organize our books. Most, but Physics books are shelved on the 6th floor. 

QB1-999 Astronomy

QC1-999 Physics

QC170-197 Atomic Physics

QC350-467 Optics

QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism

QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics

QC851-999 Meteorology and climatology

QH505-506 Biophysics

R895 Medical Physics

T174.7 Nanotechnology

Library Catalogs

Ashland University Library Catalog

AU Library Catalog:


OhioLINK Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog:
 
About OhioLINK:
  • OhioLINK is a consortium of 90 Ohio  academic libraries.  
  • You may request that books be sent to or you may return to any OhioLINK library near your location.
  • Your library record, including OhioLINK loans, are maintained by the AU Library. Link to My Account on Library home page. View or renew there.
  •  It normally takes 3-4 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library.
  • you will be emailed when OhioLINK requests are ready for you to pick up at the library you designated
  • This service is not used to request articles. 

 Map of OhioLINK libraries

 

 Go to the WorldCat Catalog

Includes books and other media in US libraries.  Used only for locating, not requests. Enter your zipcode to find availability in a library near you.

Reference Books

Reference books are a great place to start your search.  Reference books provide an overview of a topic, typically just a few pages. If you take a few moments to skim a reference book, you'll get some great ideas on the key points on your topic that you can use for deeper research.  

Reference books are shelved on the main floor of the library.  The books must be used in the library, but because the entries are so brief, it is usually takes just a few minutes to jot down a few notes or make a list of relevant keywords.